The grapes come from 30-year-old vines in the Champoux vineyard, near Canoe Ridge in southeast Washington. Deeply concentrated and Bordeaux-like, this beautifully made wine layers black fruit, cedar and streaks of iron ore with sculpted, refined tannins. Just 70 cases made. Editors' Choice. —P.G.
Paul Gregutt is a Contributing Editor for Wine Enthusiast magazine, a founding member of the magazine’s Tasting Panel, and reviews the wines of Oregon and Canada. The author of the critically-acclaimed Washington Wines & Wineries—The Essential Guide, he consulted on the Pacific Northwest entries in current versions of The World Atlas of Wine and The Oxford Companion to Wine.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.